On 7 Nov 2008 at 9:57am The cracker string kid wrote:
What a night of fun, this lot were meant to be folding and thank god they didnt. The street fireworks were the best I have ever seen and knocked all the others in to a cocked hat. The procession was a bit small in length but well formed. The other societies could learn a lot form the borough as to what bonfire really means. Death or glory is their motto well they didnt die, so well done you Bonfire boys and girls.
On 7 Nov 2008 at 2:35pm CROSS wrote:
I have to say well done to the Lewes Borough, made all the others look tepid and inept, how bonfire night should be.
On 7 Nov 2008 at 3:04pm Silent Witness wrote:
WOW, two Borough supporters that can write, I am more impressed by that!!
On 7 Nov 2008 at 3:18pm Bonfire Billy wrote:
As one who has only lived in Lewes for 20 years it might be hard for me to judge, but from the eye witness statements and conservations I have had, the cliffe were poor, Waterloos fire works never all went off, Commercials were very good and Lewes Boroughs were not bad at all.
On 7 Nov 2008 at 3:28pm CROSS wrote:
I am more impressed that you can read with out the help of an adult.
On 7 Nov 2008 at 4:27pm Silent Witness wrote:
But I am not in the Borough, so why would I need someone to help me read?
On 7 Nov 2008 at 5:46pm A Worker wrote:
Nice to see that the same old misconceptions and blinkered views are still around.
I tend to find that amongst the workers of all the societies there is a common bond of friendship and camaraderie that does not descend to the level of petty bickering often seen in threads like this. Members for whom the Fifth is the culmination of a years hard work respect each other and often work together and for each other.
yes there are rivalries between these members of different Societies but it doesn't reach the juvenile depths of 'we're better than you because....' You're more likely to find them sharing a pint afterwards, as in last night, and finding out how each other did and if they had a good night. I think this is especially prevalent amongst the individual teams and their counterparts and would maybe surprise some people with the level of kinship.
I guess it just shows the difference between a once a year walker and a worker. Lewes Bonfire is above and beyond any one Society and Lewes Bonfire would be a much poorer event without any of the Societies, which is why help is forthcoming from Society to Society when it is required.
Still, the arguments keep people amused.
On 7 Nov 2008 at 5:56pm another view wrote:
What an absolute crock of s**t from "A worker", i know staunch, dedicated members of societies who spend all year working, and hate the other societies. Cliffe are the worst because no one else matters to them.
On 7 Nov 2008 at 5:59pm A Worker wrote:
Let's just say our experiences differ the, AV.
On 7 Nov 2008 at 6:16pm Cliffe Worker wrote:
Please don't generalise !! How the hell could you possibly know what all the Cliffe members think and feel about the other societies. "A Worker" is right in what he/she says about the kinship and the respect. I have got advice from other societies members on how to do something best and they have been happy to give it. Its also healthy to have rivalry, otherwise we would become complacent.
On 7 Nov 2008 at 6:17pm Pope Burner wrote:
Here, here. I agree totally with "A Worker" I've been in bonfire all my life - South Street then Cliffe where I remain today as a proud worker. I regard myself first and formost as a bonfire boy, then as a Cliffe member.
On 7 Nov 2008 at 6:19pm Cliffebimbo wrote:
Another view, say that to the many people that joined South Street when they nearly folded, many of whom are in the Cliffe.
On 7 Nov 2008 at 7:08pm blah blah blah wrote:
I wish all this bickering would stop and enjoy it for what it is. It's a night where everyone should pull together, and enjoy the build up to the night. None of it would be anything without each other, thats what makes it so special an event.
On 7 Nov 2008 at 8:33pm juju wrote:
2000 after the flood there was more than enough offers from different societies helping the others replace lost items, torches ect. All pull together when the needs must, the public image is very different but behind the scenes they all work for the same thing, a safe, good evening.
Think i may know you pope burner?!!
On 7 Nov 2008 at 11:25pm Mr Bone wrote:
grow up a get jobs
On 11 Nov 2008 at 5:59pm yes a borough worker!!!! wrote:
Well "another view" thats the diferance between a bonfire boy and a bonfire member!!!! workers dont blow there own trumpets or look for the glory they think comes with the stripes on the jumper.. We had a problem one day befor bonfire night so we called various societys and not once did i hear anything like f%&k off infact they offered help. Thats what makes lewes so good the people......
On 11 Nov 2008 at 6:23pm Musher wrote:
Who puts up the Cliffe/Waterloo banners every year?
A Commercial member.
There is rivalry, but hatred? I've yet to see it.